Voice in Movement created by Johanne Desforges is based on many years of experience teaching. With a passion for the intricacies of the instrument, she has developed a passion for sharing this knowledge.
BackgroundBorn in Lachute, Johanne Desforges has been a professional singer since the late 60's. She has lived and performed in Vancouver Canada and was on tour in the U.S. during 5 years in the late 70s.
Lived and performed in Paris for two years during the early 80s.
She now lives in Montreal.
TeachingTeaching since 1976 Started teaching private voice lessons in Montreal in 1976. Teaching Jazz and Pop Voice at Vanier College for 14 years.
Now living and teaching private students in her personnal studio in Montreal.
Designed and created this website to share her passion.
MusicianSinger Pianist, Johanne performs as a solo act in piano bars and special events. She also performs with bass or in a trio and quartet combination.
With a style all her own, interpreting the best of standard jazz along with top popular classics she injects her original material with great Montreal musicians.
SingerStage and Studio Taking many interesting detours. From the Montreal International Jazz Festival where she performed 10 times to Special Events and Concerts, she recorded 5 singles during the late 70s and 80 and released 4 jazz CDs between 2001 and today.
During the 80s she was part of the Montreal background vocalist’s studio scene.